I could not be more excited / anxious / petrified about the massive decision to move 24,000km away from my home, family and friends. I guess you could say I had a bit of an epiphany this month. I finally came to the realization that life really is too short to work in a job you don't enjoy, to have regrets or those "what-if?" thoughts. For me, I came to a cross-road in my life where I had never been before. After always having had a stable life for most of my life - ie. full-time study, full-time work, long-term boyfriend, still living at home, I was suddenly thrown into a world of unemployment and singleness - basically a life without commitment. So I figure if I don't make a crazy decision to move overseas now - I don't think I ever will!
Early July will bring about a whole new life for me. No car - it seems 'the Tube' will be my new best friend. None of the luxuries (including a home-cooked dinner every night and being able to afford expensive skincare) I have always been accustomed to. The inability to pick up the phone when I am feeling ill with home-sickness. No cuddles with my puppy. No instant words of reassurance from the people I love. I will have to rely on the few contacts I have in London to show me the ropes, and I alone will have to figure out a reliable source of income - not to mention finding somewhere to live! All this while trying to maintain and inspired and happy lease on life. I will prove to myself that I can do it!
Anyway I thought I'd leave you with some lovely British visuals today, with the promise of getting my 'arse' back into blogging!
(Bollocks, what a cock-up! Apologies for the lack of image credits - I didn't record their sources!)